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Wimbledon: Four Day 1 picks to get your tournament off to a winning start

27 Jun | BY Betway | MIN READ TIME |
Wimbledon: Four Day 1 picks to get your tournament off to a winning start

Look to the outside courts for outstanding value on the opening day at SW19

Nothing quite symbolises the start of the British summer like Wimbledon, and with defending champion Novak Djokovic and French Open winner Stanislas Wawrinka headlining the action on day one, all eyes will be on Centre Court today.

With Novak priced at 1/50 and Stan at 2/25 however, there is more betting value to be had on the outside courts, with four lesser-known players coming together to create a tasty four fold.

57/100 – Lleyton Hewitt to beat Jarkko Nieminen

Despite being well past his sell by date, Lleyton Hewitt is still a quality grass court player. The 2002 Wimbledon champion was just a point away from defeating Queens finalist Kevin Anderson last week. His first round opponent, Jarkko Nieminen, is far more comfortable on a hard court, and should pose little threat to the Aussie.

3/1 – Simone Bolelli to beat Kei Nishikori

There are serious doubts about Nishikori’s fitness after the Japanese star pulled out of Halle just last week. Kei is far from a natural grass court player at the best of times, and was lucky to scrape past Bolelli in five sets here a year ago. The Italian played some encouraging grass court tennis in the Nottingham warm up tournament, and looks stellar value to win at 3/1.

31/50 – Radek Stepanek to beat Aljaz Bedene

After committing to playing Davis Cup tennis for Britain, Aljaz Bedene will likely have all the support when he steps on the court to take on Stepanek. Unfortunately for Aljaz, he will need it, as Radek is a crafty grass court player who pushed Djokovic to the limit in last year’s Championships. The Czech looks great value, even at his odds on price.

2/5 – Florian Mayer to beat Juan Monaco

2012 quarter finalist Florian arrives at this year’s competition a little undercooked, having played just nine matches this season. The German was, however, back to his best last week in Halle, and pushed Roger Federer in their semi final clash. His opponent, Juan Monaco, has only ever won 4 matches on grass, and this number looks unlikely to extend come Monday.

£10 on the 4-fold accumulator pays £142.43

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*Odds and amounts correct at time of publication but subject to change. See site for latest.

 

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